Pizza Pizza Limited

Pizza Pizza Limited

April 20, 2015 09:00 ET

Pizza Pizza Spreads Smiles With Annual Fundraiser in Support of Children's Miracle Network, April 20 to May 3

Pizza chain kicks off Slices for Smiles 2015 fundraising campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) - The Pizza Pizza team is wearing their biggest smiles this spring with the return of the chain's Slices for Smiles fundraiser. From April 20 to May 3, Pizza Pizza restaurants across Canada will offer discounted menu items in support of Children's Miracle Network.

Over the next two weeks, Pizza Pizza customers are invited to support the cause by walking in to their local restaurant and picking up a special 10" half smile pepperoni pizza for $2 or a large cheese pizza for $6.99. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these two menu items will be donated to Children's Miracle Network, to benefit eight of its member children's hospitals in Canada.

"The Slices for Smiles fundraisers are something that we look forward to each year," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. "Our partnership with Children's Miracle Network brings smiles to our franchisees and the communities they serve. We hope that the campaign will help spread some extra happiness and lead to a great deal of funds raised for Children's Miracle Network and its member hospitals in Canada."

Customers can also support the fundraiser by purchasing a $1 smile icon in store, or by adding a donation to orders placed by phone, online or through Pizza Pizza's mobile ordering apps.

"It is amazing that since our partnership began in 2008, Pizza Pizza, together with its sister brand Pizza 73, has generated over $1.6 million across Canada," said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer for Children's Miracle Network in Canada. "Their customers, franchisees and staff are all committed to raising the bar year over year. Giving back to the children and families in their community is in their culture."

All traditional Pizza Pizza restaurant locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia will participate in Slices for Smiles. Funds that are raised locally will stay in the community in which they were raised to support the Children's Miracle Network member hospital for that region.

To date, the Slices for Smiles Foundation has raised over $1.65 million for Children's Miracle Network. The foundation was created in 2007 and Pizza Pizza has held more than 14 fundraisers in support of children's causes in Canada.

For more information on Pizza Pizza's fundraising initiatives or to make a donation, visit www.pizzapizza.ca.

About Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the non-profit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca and www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals

About Pizza Pizza Limited

With more than 730 locations spread across seven provinces, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada´s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 that together with its network of operators and franchise partners, deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.

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